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Wilmett Antony Philson

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilmett Antony AWMM
  • Surname
    Philson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    63847 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 October 1919 AWMM AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 25 March 1941 AWMM 7 First Avenue, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Roger Tempest Poad Philson (father), 7 First Avenue, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 18 August 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Trained at Papakura Camp from 22 April 1941. AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 25 March 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Industrial chemist/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 9.5 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Hazel AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to Military Hospital, Tamavua 15 October 1941, 21 February 1942, 30 May 1942. Admitted to Maadi Camp Hospital 30 January 1945. Admitted to 3 New Zealand General Hospital 25 February 1945. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Before the war Mr Philson worked for the Colonial Sugar Company in Glenfield. His war service started off in Fiji on 21 August 1941 where he was attached to 35 Field Battery ; granted temporary rank of Leave Bombardier 10 July 1942 ; left Fiji 18 July 1942 and arrived in NZ 24 July 1942 ; attached to the 3rd Division of 2 NZ Expeditionary Force 30 September 1942 ; embarked for Norfolk Island and marched into Troop Field Battery ; embarked for Kiwi Force 29 March 1943 ; arrived at New Caledonia 31 March 1943 ; attached to 17 Field Regiment, Pacific 7 April 1943 ; reverts to rank of Gunner 24 June 1943 ; Left the Pacific 5 July 1944 and arrived in Auckland 9 July 1944 ; attached to Area 1 Pool Auckland 10 July 1944 ; marched out to harvesting duties, Tamahere 27 November 1944 ; embarked for Egypt 5 January 1945 and arrived on 29 January ; marched into NZ Artillery Corps 3 February 1945 ; marched out to NZ Advance Base, Artillery Training Depot 29 April 1945 ; marched into 5 NZ Field Regiment 29 May 1945 ; returned to NZ and disembarked 24 October 1945. AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.168 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.317 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.113 AWMM
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